April 28, 2014, Monday
Discussion about “Dreams”
“Is dreaming purely scientific or is at a mix of science and existentialism?”
- Dreaming is a science because it is a part of psychology. It deals with how the mind operates unconsciously while a person is dreaming.
- It is a science because it also involves the scientific process.
- Dreaming is a science because it involves the study of brain activities and body movement whilst in deep sleep.
- It is not purely science because as a person dreams, logic is turned off.
- It is somewhat existential because creativity and imagination are some key factors involved in the randomly manifested dreams.
- There are no laws to explain truly the concept of dreaming because it is not fully studied to this day. The measures are somewhat arbitrary.
- Science explains how the dreams happen or how it works, and existential because the dreams are based on personal experiences, emotions, imaginations, realities and memories.
- Sleep walking and paralysis experiences.
- Dreams sometimes give meaning to a certain aspect of your life.
- Lucid dreaming is when a person is aware that one is dreaming.
- People have their own dreams. If somewhat similar to others’ dreams, they manipulate based on their own persona or experiences.
- “If blind people dream, can they see?”
- Dreams are deciphered based on personal and subjective interpretations.
- Dreams are hard to study because people can’t see each other’s dreams.
- It is a science because the study involves experimentations, observations and patterns.
- Dreams further demonstrate the limitless potential and ability of the brain.
- The sleeping process: Light sleeping, deep sleeping, REM sleeping
- Not all dreams are universal but subjective.
- Dreams are amazing: signs of a future love partner, shared dreams, dream within a dream.
- Reality influences your dreams.